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About Harpreet Rai
Harpreet Singh Rai is the CEO of ouraring.com, a the Finnish health technology and creator of the world's first wellness ring and app that shows how your body responds to your lifestyle by analyzing your sleep, activity levels, daily rhythms and the physiological responses in your body. Personalized for you, Oura guides you towards better sleep, recovery and readiness to perform. Oura has users in over 60 countries, and several top universities, research organizations, sleep clinics, and companies are utilizing the data and insights Oura provides.
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04:57 The OURA ring tracks your sleep and heartrate variability, as well as activity levels.
05:23 Tracking and measuring sleep has performance predictive capabilities. The better rest you get, the better you will recover and the more capacity you have in your workout.
06:17 Elite trainers and athletes are basing intensity of workouts upon the quality of sleep and HRV.Recovery is a leading indicator of performance.
10:12 HRV is the variation of each heartbeat. It is a stress indicator, local or chronic.
11:01 OURA measures every heartbeat throughout the night. This detailed data is shared with researchers.
12:45 Wrist strap trackers have accuracy issues. The signal from your vein is 1/100th the strength of the arterial pulse of your finger.
14:42 About ½ of your growth hormone and the majority of your testosterone is released in deep sleep. It is the stage where most of your muscle repair occurs.
15:16 During deep sleep, your brain cleans itself of toxins and beta amyloid when you sleep via the glymphatic system. Many users found that deep sleep improved with the use of blue light blockers and meal timing.
17:44 Deep sleep and REM sleep decline with age.Babies get about 6 hours of REM sleep.
18:27 Most OURA users over the age of 40 get less than an hour of deep sleep, which is about average. More than 30 minutes seems to be a healthy amount.
20:00 With chronic disease, sleep stages are altered.
21:21 REM sleep is where much of your memory recall and consolidation occurs.
22:00 Your frontal cortex shuts off during REM sleep, which is why your brain explores during sleep. It is the original psychedelic.
30:00 Sleep is the foundation of your mind and your body, making it well worth the cost of the ring.
33:23 Sleep quality impacts blood sugar regulation and cascading metabolic pathways.
38:46 Meal timing impacts sleep. Eating a large meal before bed disturbs sleep and HRV.
39:30 Waking up consistency impacts sleep. Morning light exposure starts the hormonal clock. Preventing light exposure at night improves sleep. Cooler ambient temperature during sleep improves deep sleep.
42:51 OURA ring has an airplane mode. It can stay unsynced for 6 weeks and still store all the data. The ring uses infrared light. Infrared light is beneficial for your body, while green light can disturb your sleep.
44:29 The energy output of the OURA ring is tiny.
47:46 Gen 2 ring is lower profile and made of titanium, so it is lighter than Gen 1.
50:52 The OURA ring is waterproof to 150 meters. It should be fine in the sauna and cold plunge pool.
52:23 HRV tanks after a TBI. Poor HRV can be a leading indicator for stroke and heart attack.
57:32 Ray Dalio, author of Principles inspires Harpreet, as well as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
01:00:13 One third of our population gets less than 6 hours of sleep at night.There is a great correlation between grades in college and the amount of sleep one gets.
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